GameSpy writes: "All too often an action-RPG gets put down by the RPG purist who can't imagine that a fast-paced game with lots of button clicking and tons of monster killing could be as intricate or have the depth of a traditional RPG. Sacred 2, the sequel to one of the better Diablo clones in recent memory, is trying to make such skeptics eat their words. We recently went hands-on with the game on the crowded floor of GenCon 2008 and what we found is a quick-moving game that's looking to make a name for itself with some amazingly deep character customization. While we certainly can't make a judgment on how well they've pulled it off, the bewildering number of character options we did find made us quite optimistic.
The story of Sacred 2 concerns T-energy, a powerful liquid mineral that is the source for life and magic on the world of Ancaria. The fight for control over this incredible energy source caused the fall of the Ancient Elf Empire 2,000 years before the events of the game and unleashed a magical holocaust that nearly devastated the world. Two millennia later, civilization has finally gotten back on its feet only to face the prospect of another devastating war, as various world power blocs once again delve into the secrets of T-energy and maneuver for its ultimate control. It's up to the player to choose to head off the final disaster or set it off and seize the source of ultimate power for themselves."
+Tons of character customization
+Lots of fast-moving monster killing
-The level of character customization can get a bit overwhelming